Oct 6, 2020
I get asked often about Video podcasts and if someone should do a video podcast to go with their audio podcast or in place of it. Some think Video is the next big thing in Podcasting. Actually Audio was the next big thing in Podcasting. Back when podcasting started many of the most popular podcasts were Video (Tikibar TV, Ask a Ninja, Show Biz Newsy News, Rocketboom..) But Youtube won Video - and Podcasting has become mostly an Audio medium. Look in the Apple top 200 episodes chart and you will not find any Video episodes. That said - there are still good reasons to do video podcasts (thinking it will be popular is not one of those reasons) and Apple Podcasts (and iTunes before it) have always supported video (and PDF's) for episodes. But most aggregator apps in Podcasting do not support video fully or at all.
Here is a list of those Podcast Aggregator apps that fully support video, plus those that play the audio but not the video and those that do not support video podcasts at all. The list will continue to be updated - so check back often for the latest version.
(Note to qualify the app most pull from an RSS 2.0 feed - in other words - NO Youtube is NOT listed nor is any other Video service that does not pull from RSS 2.0 feeds)
Current update - August 11th 2023
Actually Plays Video (14):
Podcast Addict (Android)
Plays Audio from the Video - but not actual Video (22):
The Podcast App
No Support for Video Podcasts (12):
Spotify (except for special people)
TBD (have not tested yet):
If you know of any other Podcast aggregator apps I missed - please email me - Rob at podcast411 dot com